4x4 Estate needing a home

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Here are some pics I took (If I've got it worked out properly)

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Externally, it needs a good scrub. Andy says he has the missing trim & probably the indicator repeater from the drivers front wing. Internally the glove box has been dismantled to sort out some wiring issues which have apparently been corrected, and there is some damage to the top of the rear seats - probably from where it has been folded down and caught on the bases. It also has rear headrests.

I asked about work for the MOT and they did put it through an MOT a while back, but it's not been used since and it's now expired, so it shouldn't need much more than the glove box reassembling and normal recommissioning work.
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look sthe drivers door has swung back a bit far and creased the wing, with that in mind worth check the check strap and hinges for rust and rot. Its got that lovely interior though and doesnt look beyond saving.
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Defo worth saving and would look so much better with a wash and wheel trims.
Dont know if a dare have a 4x4 though with all there woes?
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look sthe drivers door has swung back a bit far and creased the wing,
It does look like that - but I'm not sure - the door seems to be in perfect line with the bodyshell. Looks fixable though - either a new wing or a sunny afternoon with a couple of beers, a hammer and a bag of sand :-)

I'm a tad more concerned by the NS end of the front bumper being a bit low - might just be the plastic bumper mount broken / come adrift but it might also mean there's no square hole left for it to mount to - still probably do-able though.

Mike - thanks for the pics - I'm definitely interested if the mileage is reasonable and the engine sounds ok as if it has no major problems and if nothing major comes to light in the meantime - and of course if Ray or Doc / Smiffy don't have first dibs on it. PM sent (in a couple of minutes anyway).
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I'm glad you reminded me - mileage is shown at 128k!
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citsncycles wrote:I'm glad you reminded me - mileage is shown at 128k!
Hmm just run in, baldbazzas 19GT (same engine) is on 190k and running fine and Phi'ls GTi is nearly intergalactic!
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Yep - 128K is a very reasonable starting point for long term ownership. As long as oil changes have been done ok it should be sweet.
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It's mine ! \:D/ \:D/

Many thanks to Mike (citsncycles) for the heads-up in the first place and for taking and posting pics, and to Chris (docchevron) for spending a couple of hours looking over it and taking a bunch more pics for me and sending me a very comprehensive report =D> =D>

It's not actually home yet - I really don't have the room but couldn't pass up the chance of a 4x4 - I have a parking space with a guy at a local workshop for a very nominal sum on the grounds that some of the fettling (of which there is quite a bit to do) will come his way.

I'll start an idiary for it when I get a mo.

Thanks again guys - perfect :-)
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Winner!
If you're going to buy a BX estate that's the one to get for rarity alone. Let us know how you get on please, plenty of pictures and what not.
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Many thanks to Mike (citsncycles) for the heads-up in the first place
No worries - I'm glad you bought it as I had visions of no-one grabbing it then it ending up in the back of my barn rather than it being scrapped, and with the collection I've already got I need another car like the Pope needs a condom :lol:

Andy's making noises about having to get rid of some other motors so if any more of interest to y'all comes up, I'll let you know.
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Good on you Brian, glad its gone to a loving home!
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citsncycles wrote: I'm glad you bought it as I had visions of no-one grabbing it
as am I, otherwise it may well have ended up at the farm, along with far too many other BX's..

I do like Andy's red P2 valver though, I like that lots.
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Winner!
If you're going to buy a BX estate that's the one to get for rarity alone. Let us know how you get on please, plenty of pictures and what not.
Oh yes - there will be pics etc :-) It wasn't particularly the rarity factor more the engineering idea of getting something that will do the job very well - and I'm sure this will - especially my fetish for going out for a drive in 12" of snow to take pics :-)
Andy's making noises about having to get rid of some other motors so if any more of interest to y'all comes up,
He mentioned a TGD estate that might be along soon...
Good on you Brian, glad its gone to a loving home!
Cheers - I'll do my best with it Tim :-) I don't think it will be ready for this Winter's snow. Springtime is the right time of year to find a car that needs work - not Autumn when the weather is closing in - but I couldn't walk past this one :-)
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Congrats Brian. I look forward to seeing your write-up :)
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Thanks Ray - all I need now is 36 hour days :-)
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